Accession Number : ADA293243

Title :   Construction Productivity Advancement Research (CPAR) Program. Interference Checking of Construction Design.

Descriptive Note : Final rept.,

Corporate Author : ARMY ENGINEER WATERWAYS EXPERIMENT STATION VICKSBURG MS INFORMATION TECHNOLOG Y LAB

Personal Author(s) : Bennett, Arthur ; Cook, Ken ; Covington, Gregory A. ; Gorman, Laurel T. ; Williamson, Albert N.

PDF Url : ADA293243

Report Date : DEC 1994

Pagination or Media Count : 67

Abstract : A vital function of the Corps' mission is the design, construction, and maintenance of projects. These projects require complex drawings generated from computer-aided design and drafting (CADD) technology to support engineering construction and design tasks. To provide the basic tools necessary to analyze a design project and reduce construction problems associated with multidisciplinary drawings, a Construction Productivity Advancement Research (CPAR) project was initiated to specifically address spatial conflicts that occur with facility design drawings. CPAR projects are based on ideas brought to the Corps by a prospective construction industry partner (or partners). All collaborative research and development projects under this program are aimed at improving domestic construction productivity and are required to be within the mission aims of the Corps. Participation in the program is open to any U.S. private firm, including corporations, partnerships, limited partnerships and industrial development organizations, public and private foundations, academic institutions, nonprofit organizations, units of state and local governments, and others who have an interest in and the capability to address CPAR objectives. Under this CPAR project, software was developed to automate interference checking of CADD design drawings, including multidisciplinary engineering designs. The project stemmed from Intergraph Corporation proposal No. 6-8903-21023, dated 23 May 1990, entitled "Cooperative Research and Development Agreement for Interdisciplinary Interference Checking Software." This resulted in CPAR No. 901-930. (MM)

Descriptors :   *SOFTWARE ENGINEERING, *COMPUTER AIDED DESIGN, *CONSTRUCTION, *MANAGEMENT ENGINEERING, *ENGINEERING DRAWINGS, MAINTENANCE, TECHNOLOGY TRANSFER, COMPUTER GRAPHICS, PRODUCTIVITY, DESIGN CRITERIA, DRAFTING.

Subject Categories : Administration and Management
      Computer Programming and Software
      Civil Engineering

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE